VANILLA BREAD PUDDING
1 cup sugar to caramelize mold
3 ½ cups evaporated milk
6 cups vanilla bread or any other sweet flavored bread
1 ¾ cups sugar
¼ cup Port wine or similar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon orange or lemon peel
4 cups melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup raisins lightly floured, (optional)
Melt sugar in a small saucepan at low heat, until golden. Caramelize a tube cake pan and set aside.
Crumble bread and place in a medium size bowl, pour milk and soak bread pressing with a fork. Add eggs, sugar, melted butter, wine, vanilla, cinnamon, raisins and orange peel. Combine thoroughly.
Pour into caramelized pan and bake in preheated moderate oven 350 °F (175 °C) for 45 minutes approximately. Remove from oven and let cool. Unmold.